Publication: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984, New York
First edition. 8vo. Stiff pictorial wrappers, , 118 pp., acknowledgments, illustrated from photographs. "The romance of today's cowboy life is illustrated by the image of men drinking steaming mugs of coffee in the rosiness of predawn; the perpetuation of the Code of the West, including such a tenet as never riding another man's horse; and the caring exhibited by the diverse members of the ranch 'family.' Both the drudgery and the danger of cowboy life are also portrayed riding for 12 to 14 hours a day; working in blizzards or sandstorms; doing menial chores around the ranch; of being bucked, kicked or dragged by a horse. Even after reading of the dangers, the special appeal of cowboy life remains the contentment of solitude; life away from the city; the enjoyment of a 'postcard sunset' or the feeling of bringing new life into the world when helping with a calving cow. Hall captures the quintessence of cowboys through his portraits of them." Contains many of the Bell ranch cowboys and other Texas, New Mexico and Montana ranch hands by this collectible American photographer. Fine copy without dust jacket, as issued.
Inventory Number: 49170